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Old 03 May 2006, 07:14   #11
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Tohatsu, smooth reliable power, got a 70hp
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Old 03 May 2006, 08:20   #12
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What about the tohatsu 40hp - I think it is the same block as the 30.
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Old 03 May 2006, 12:20   #13
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Nice thought Codders, but looking at tohatsu.uk.com unfortunately it's the 25 and 30 that share the same block. The 40 is 59kg as opposed to 46kg for the 30 or 25.

Anybody know if a Yamaha autolube 25 can be uprated to a 30 in a similar way to the mariner 25? I'm thinking that if the jets were drilled out on the Yamaha it would probably upset the oil injection.

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Old 03 May 2006, 12:37   #14
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This is the best place for Tohatsu:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/TOHATSU-SHOP

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/broker/EML001/8
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Cheers guys for all your suggestions.
I was seriously considering a 30 Tohatsu until I realised it was going to need some major modifications to the transom.

I've now ordered a brand new Mariner 25, which will be uprated to 30 at the 10 hour service if I want. 1375 - bargain! I'm also getting new remotes and new steering.

Getting a bit excited now - just hoping for some decent weather in a week or so!

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Old 19 May 2006, 19:53   #16
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The Mariner Marathon 25 and 30 are actually Mariner badged Tohatsu's-I wouldnt bother waiting for the service to get the power upped,it wont do the engine any damage if its derestricted from new(providing you follow the run in procedure),as basically the 25hp version is really a restricted 30hp.
Thats a very good price youre getting it for, is it brand new?
I've got the 30 Tohatsu, and its a cracking bit of kit(i got a good deal and it cost me 1525!)
Its about 4/5 knots quicker than my friends Mariner25-both on Bombard Aerotec 380's
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Old 20 May 2006, 04:54   #17
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25 mariner

hi Bill Higham had a few 25/30 mariners the 25s were 1340 new

They were low frills versions ie tiller and manual lift but 2 year guarantee on them, He listed them on ebay. But it might be worth phoning him direct.


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Cheers guys

I did actually go up to the scrap yard known as Bill Highams, but as always he made me feel about 6 inches tall and was quite unhelpful. He offered the engine to me at 100 more than on ebay! I went down to Shipshape Marine in Stockport instead - much better.

The engine is brand new. I'm having it hooked up on remotes - the only trouble is Mariner are out of stock of the remote attachment kits, should be arriving any day now. I'm hoping to get out on Tuesday to do some running in - I've been shorebound since October!

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